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Worst Match You've Seen Between 2 Top 10 Players?

Certinfy
05-17-2011, 10:48 PM
Federer vs Soderling from Shanghai last year might win this for me. Federer didn't even do anything besides put the ball in court and Soderling kept missing non stop :help: :tape:

MayerFan
05-17-2011, 10:49 PM
Any of the Federer vs Nadal matches.

UE festival.

MaxPower
05-17-2011, 11:47 PM
Hard to answer since some top10 players chose to continue to play while injured just out of stubbornness or to work on something in their game. And in the old times there were probably tons of crap matches I missed. And don't even get me started on WTA...

But in matches were both players look to be giving it all and considering which tournament it's in maybe

TwreJJgeYIg

Even when players are giving up they usually take one game just to avoid a double bagel. Gaudio even failed that. Guess it makes it extra humiliating/embarrassing. At the same time Federer is Federer and he is a treat to watch no matter what

SK-
05-17-2011, 11:49 PM
Djokovic-Federer Miami 2009. ;)

Li Ching Yuen
05-17-2011, 11:51 PM
From recent memory: Nadal - Djokovic WTF2009.

It was...atrocious.

cakedraw
05-18-2011, 12:07 AM
Federer-Nadal RG, you know which one

Blugoldjoe
05-18-2011, 12:07 AM
fed-hewitt 04 US open final was very dull.

n8
05-18-2011, 12:32 AM
Federer d. del Potro 6-3 6-0 6-0 in Australian Open 2009 quarter-finals.

SetSampras
05-18-2011, 12:45 AM
Fed-Roddick 2007 AO match comes to mind. Roddick looked like a qualifier

ZaZoo)
05-18-2011, 12:46 AM
Nadal def. Fiasco 6-0, 6-1 in Monte carlo 2010 final.. :o

Topspindoctor
05-18-2011, 12:56 AM
Nadal def. Fiasco 6-0, 6-1 in Monte carlo 2010 final.. :o

That match was amusing. Verdasco dropped down on his knees and started praying after winning a single point on one occasion. :superlol:

ApproachShot
05-18-2011, 01:31 AM
I notice that a lot of these matches seem to involve Federer or Nadal. In most cases, the matches were won because of either of them playing at a far superior level and I don't think we should take that away from them. For instance in the Federer vs Del Potro match at AO 2009, the Federer vs Roddick match at AO 2007 and the Nadal vs Verdasco match at MC 2010 would we really have said it would have been a better match by virtue of the scoreline being closer if Federer and Nadal had made more unforced errors?

I am sure there are many instances where for example the number 9 played against the number 10 and produced far worse matches in terms of quality and entertainment. Perhaps the fact that these matches aren't remembered so well as the ones mentioned above is indicative of the fact that they were worse?

straitup
05-18-2011, 02:05 AM
I notice that a lot of these matches seem to involve Federer or Nadal. In most cases, the matches were won because of either of them playing at a far superior level and I don't think we should take that away from them. For instance in the Federer vs Del Potro match at AO 2009, the Federer vs Roddick match at AO 2007 and the Nadal vs Verdasco match at MC 2010 would we really have said it would have been a better match by virtue of the scoreline being closer if Federer and Nadal had made more unforced errors?

I am sure there are many instances where for example the number 9 played against the number 10 and produced far worse matches in terms of quality and entertainment. Perhaps the fact that these matches aren't remembered so well as the ones mentioned above is indicative of the fact that they were worse?

A very valid point.

Soderling-Berdych at last year's RG was pretty boring for a match between 2 high ranked players (and it went 5)

MayerFan
05-18-2011, 03:05 AM
Are we really considering Verdasco and Almagro matches?

We'll have an endless list here, then...

Action Jackson
05-18-2011, 03:34 AM
Federer-Nadal matches.

CyBorg
05-18-2011, 03:46 AM
Federer Nadal Wimbledon 2008 definitely.

Argenbrit
05-18-2011, 05:24 AM
Federer def Gaudio 6-0 6-0 in the 2005 Masters Cup semis. That Gaudio was the muggiest mug that has ever mugged.

RoddickFan.
05-18-2011, 08:11 AM
Murray vs Djokovic at this year's AO final

coonster14
05-18-2011, 08:29 AM
Roger vs. Nole Miami 2009 SF, the wind just turned that into an absolute low-quality match.

Other honourable mentions are: Roger def. Delpo 6-3,6-0,6-0 2009 AO QF (poor Delpo :sad:)
Nole def. Murray 6-4,6-2,6-3 AO 2011 Final (Murray's attitude in 2nd/3rd set- :help:)
Rafa def. Nando 6-0,6-1 (Worst final I watched in 2010 between two top 10 players :o)

Li Ching Yuen
05-18-2011, 08:33 AM
Murray vs Djokovic at this year's AO final

Yeah, good one.

TheWall
05-18-2011, 09:30 AM
From recent memory: Nadal - Djokovic WTF2009.

It was...atrocious.

Don't mention it, I saw that disaster from the third row, paid something like 200 dollars for it.

cutesteve22
05-18-2011, 09:48 AM
2011 AO final, 2008 RG final

nalbyfan
05-18-2011, 11:20 AM
RG 2008 final, it looked like a Challenger's first round

Roamed
05-18-2011, 11:28 AM
Djokovic-Federer Miami 2009. ;)

This is one of my picks :help:

A lot of suggestions seem to involve only one of the two playing bad, and even if the other didn't have to do anything I don't think that counts properly.. the worst ones are usually closer like that horrible Miami match because both players are sucking.

MayerFan
05-18-2011, 11:36 AM
Flushing Meadow's final last year.

dombrfc
05-18-2011, 12:11 PM
Fedal.

ballbasher101
05-18-2011, 12:19 PM
Federer def Gaudio 6-0 6-0 in the 2005 Masters Cup semis. That Gaudio was the muggiest mug that has ever mugged.

Was gonna bring this up. Gaudio could not careless. What a waste of talent, that backhand of his :drool:

emotion
05-18-2011, 02:53 PM
Nadal-Djokovic 09 WTF

Pirata.
05-18-2011, 06:12 PM
Can't believe no one has mentioned Davydenko-Verdasco at AO last year. That was one of the most horrifyingly bad matches I've seen. 20 double faults for Fernando, Kolya choking away a two set lead then Fernando mugging up the fifth set, combined over 100+ unforced errors, just terrible tennis. I remember seeing people calling it an epic--and epic disaster more like it :o :o :o

I found the stats:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2i6ew7t.jpg

81UE's for Fernando :o

Nadull_tard
05-18-2011, 06:14 PM
Nadal-Murray IW 2009.

Li Ching Yuen
05-18-2011, 06:28 PM
Can't believe no one has mentioned Davydenko-Verdasco at AO last year. That was one of the most horrifyingly bad matches I've seen. 20 double faults for Fernando, Kolya choking away a two set lead then Fernando mugging up the fifth set, combined over 100+ unforced errors, just terrible tennis. I remember seeing people calling it an epic--and epic disaster more like it :o :o :o

I found the stats:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2i6ew7t.jpg

81UE's for Fernando :o

No sane person would actually watch that match no matter the quality.